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[405] were killed, and he was finally compelled to draw off, badly worsted. Moore had but 6 killed, 23 wounded. Morgan lost 25 killed and 20 wounded.1

Moving thence on Lebanon, which was held by Col. Hanson,2 20th Ky., with 400 of his men, Morgan summoned it at sunrise,3 and was refused. After spending seven hours in fruitless efforts to reduce it, he at length charged into the town, and set fire to the buildings whence Hanson was firing — burning a good part of the place, and compelling Hanson to surrender. Here Morgan's young brother was killed, leading a charge. And he had lost so much time at Tebb's bend and here, that our cavalry were closing in upon him; so the Rebel raider decamped at dark, during a furious rain, compelling his prisoners (whom he had not yet had time to parole) to race ten miles in ninety minutes to springfield--one, who could not or would not keep the pace, being shot dead by the way.

Moving rapidly by Shepherdsville and Bardstown,4 Morgan struck the Ohio at Brandenburg,5 40 miles below Louisville; seizing there the steamboats McCombs and Alice Dean, on which he crossed his command — increased, during his progress, by Kentucky sympathizers, till it was said now to number 4,000 men, with 10 guns. The Alice Dean was burned; the McCombs — which probably belonged to a friend, who had placed it where it would be wanted — was left unharmed. Gen. Hobson, who, with a bad start, had been following from the Cumberland, under the direction of Gen. H. M. Judah, reached Brandenburg Just after Morgan's last boat-load had left it.

Morgan sped inland, by Corydon, Greenville, and Palmyra, to Salem, Ind., where he surrounded6 and captured 350 “Home guards,” who had fallen back thus far from Corydon before him. He here broke up the railroad, burnt the depot, and ordered a general conflagration of mills and factories, but allowed each to be ransomed by the payment of $1,000 in each. Thence moving by zigzags, but in an easterly course, through Vienna, dividing up his command so as to cut railroads and telegraphs on every side, the raider at once threatened7 Madison and demanded the surrender of Old Vernon, where a body of militia had hastily assembled to oppose him; but he decamped on finding the militia in earnest. Passing thence through Versailles,8 and making capital bargains in horse-trades all along, his followers concentrated at Harrison, just across the Ohio line; sweeping around Cincinnati9 at distances of 7 to 20 miles, and pushing thence by Miamisville, Williamsburg, Sardinia, Piketon, and Jackson, they struck the Ohio at Buffington island, not far below Parkersburg, whence they counted on an easy escape through the poor, thinly settled adjacent region of West Virginia and north-eastern Kentucky to the more congenial shades of southwestern Virginia.

Of course, they levied on the stores and granaries, as well as the stables and kitchens, along their route; but the pursuit was so hot that they

1 They say. Moore says 50 killed, 250 wounded.

2 Brother of Roger W., the Rebel General.

3 July 5.

4 July 6.

5 July 7.

6 July 9.

7 July 11.

8 July 12.

9 July 13-14.

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